Lock Up

Lock Up

John Flynn (1989)

104min
18 Certificate
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Our Score
Sylvester Stallone opts for some grittier material after the cartoon heroics of his Rambo and Rocky characters, but this proves to be almost as disastrous as his forays into comedy. He plays a nice criminal on the verge of being released, who is whisked away to a gothic prison hell presided over by Donald Sutherland. Stallone acts moody and indulges in a spot of mud wrestling, while Darlanne Fluegel, as his girlfriend, frets at home, and it's left to Sutherland to provide the only fun as the wildly over-the-top warden. John Flynn, the director of marvellous macho thrillers such as The Outfit and Best Seller, loses his way in a flood of testosterone and prison movie clich├ęs.

Summary

A convict is transferred to a maximum security prison, where he falls foul of a sadistic warden with a grudge against him - and who abuses his position of power to make the inmate's life a misery and destroy his good relationship with the guards. Thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, Darlanne Fluegel and Tom Sizemore.

Cast & Crew

Frank Leone Sylvester Stallone
Warden Drumgoole Donald Sutherland
Meissner John Amos
Dallas Tom Sizemore
Eclipse Frank McRae
Chink Sonny Landham
First Base Larry Romano
Melissa Darlanne Fluegel
Braden William Allen Young
Manly Jordan Lund
Wiley John Lilla
Ernie Dean Duval
Director John Flynn
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Guild Film Distribution Ltd Guidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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